Can Fibromyalgia Be Reversed?

Can Fibromyalgia Be Reversed?

Fibromyalgia is a common occurrence causing musculoskeletal pain and stands next to osteoarthritis. Any person suffering from the condition experiences mild to severe pain. Additional symptoms include fatigue, sleep disorder, depression, and anxiety. A few people also suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and sensitivity towards the light.

Can Fibromyalgia Be Reversed?

Reversing the presence of fibromyalgia is possible. The occurrence of the condition develops both physical and psychological issues including pain. Central sensitization provides the information about why fatigue, stress, anxiety, sleep disorder, trauma, and cold temperatures occur. All these tell the brain about the condition, and they trigger the flare-ups. On the contrary, understanding it also helps why it is possible to reverse the action. For instance:

Exercising – including light to moderate exercises as part of daily routine will reduce the response towards pain experienced by the body.

Sleep Schedule – cognitive behavior therapy is proving to be positive for many patients, as it is helping them attain more sleep and reduce the symptoms of the pain.

Managing Stress – managing stress is crucial for fibromyalgia patients. Participating in interested hobbies or meditation is helping turnaround the situation with increased success rate.

Aligning The Upper Cervical Region – a simple alignment to the upper portion of the spine also has a meaningful purpose to play in central sensitization by correcting vertebral blood flow, brainstem function, and cerebrospinal fluid damage.

How Can Aligning Upper Cervical Region Reverses Fibromyalgia?

As stated above, fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the central nervous system. The following explanation provides the importance of aligning the upper cervical and its effect on fibromyalgia:

Brainstem Functionality: The C1 and C2 vertebrae offer protection to the brainstem at the meeting point of the spinal cord. It is a freeway for communication. Any misalignment causes disruption and potential centralized sensitization.

Vertebral Blood Flow: A cervical vertebra has a crucial role in circulating the flow of blood through the vertebral foramen. The openings for the same are available at the upper cervical vertebrae. Misalignment disrupts the flow of oxygen and blood to the brain, thereby provoking the brain to receive pain indications, which is high among patients suffering from fibromyalgia.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Damage: Misalignment of the upper cervical vertebrae leads to loss of cerebrospinal fluid. The result is an increase in pooling of the liquid and intracranial. Research indicated that correcting the misalignment will be helpful in reducing the drainage of the fluid and pressure.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Reversing Fibromyalgia

Providing chiropractic care for the upper cervical helps in reversing the symptoms develop due to fibromyalgia. The cervical chiropractors differ from the general chiropractors, as they focus only on the top two bones of the vertebrae. Anyone involved in a collision that causes injury to head or neck is likely to receive misalignment in this region. Due to this, a person can experience malfunctioning of the central nervous system. The following contrasts provide the necessary treatment based on the severity of the patient.

Gentle Adjustments: In this case, the practitioner uses low-force correction methods using chiropractic instruments or by hand. The gentle adjustments provide a broader impact on the pain experienced by the fibromyalgia patient and produce lasting results. The process does not involve twisting, forcing, or popping the spine as in case of the general chiropractic pattern.

Precision Adjustments: Cervical chiropractors utilize a combination of physical examination and modern diagnostic imaging services to calculate the angle of misalignment and provide precise adjustment. The method involves gentle handling, and the results are long lasting for fibromyalgia patients.

As Needed Adjustments: Upon noticing the reversal of the symptoms, the patients can reduce the frequency of adjustments. Due to this, cervical chiropractic is a cost-effective treatment for fibromyalgia patients.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:February 19, 2018

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